Actor Cary Elwes
Actor Cary Elwes

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GOP Candidate: Snazzy dresser. GOP Candidate: Snazzy dresser.

Will the Witness: Stop saying 'fly swatting. Sworn Testimony: Fly swatting -- tiring, ineffective.

Battleground State: Tradition Battleground State: Tradition.

Title Game: Unsafe at any speed. Title Game: Unsafe at any speed.

The Times: They are a changin The Times: They are a changin'.


April 10, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Actor Cary Elwes

This Week's Panelists:

Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce.
• Writer and journalist, Sue Ellicott
• Humorist and author, Roy Blount, Jr.

Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
Swatting flies in D.C. this week; Plan B won't work if there's no Plan A; more bad news for harried parents.

» Music Cue: "Saturday Night On Saturn"
Artist: Les Baxter
Composer: Les Baxter
CD Title: Brain In A Box (Box Set)
Label: Rhino Entertainment

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
A new administration-approved TV drama; the times definitely are a changing; are they stupid or were they just tricking the pollsters?

Round 2

Listener Bluff (Listen)
"Just like a white-wing Dove, sings a song sounds like she's singing... woo, baby, woo... said woo" -- Three stories about Fleetwood Mac songbird Stevie Nicks.

» Music Cue: "Edge of Seventeen"
Artist: Stevie Nicks
Composer: Stevie Nicks
CD Title: Bella Donna
Label: Atlantic Records

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Not My Job! (Listen)
Actor Cary Elwes plays a game called "We're all just slaving away for the man!" -- Three questions about taxes.

Second Panel Round (Listen)
To find the best surgeon, check the list of high scores.

» Music Cue: "Six Contrary Dances"
Artist: Peter Schickele
Composer: P.D.Q Bach
CD Title: Music For An Awful Lot Of Winds...
Label: Telarc Records

Round 3

Who's Carl? (Second Round) (Listen)
A long line for one pitch; the Nutmeg State goes bonkers; a petition drive is not good counter-programming.

» Music Cue: "Pick Yourself Up"
Artist: Fred Astaire
Composer: Jerome Kern
CD Title: Let's Face The Music and Dance
Label: ASV Ltd.

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen)
Texas' prettiest Republican; technology tells us that we don't need no stinkin' Daniel Barenboim; remembering the man who figured out the perfect pairing for "time."

» Music Cue: "Time: Clock Of The Heart"
Artist: Culture Club
Composer: O'Dowd/Hay/Moss/Craig/Pickett
CD Title: Best Of Culture Club
Label: Virgin Records

Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
Who will follow Bob Dylan and make a surprising appearance in a television ad?

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